Corset-Bodice Nightgown by Joan McGowan-Michael
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Corset-Bodice Nightgown

April 2007
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
540 - 1620 yards (494 - 1481 m)
To fit 31.5, 34, 37, 39.5, 42, 45, 47.5, 50 inch chest; 13, 13, 13.5, 14, 14, 14.5, 15, 15 inch length to armhole at side seam, not including lace trim

From Knitting Lingerie Style:

What could be sweeter to sleep in than a hand-stitched nightie?  Loosely knit out of linen yarn, and sewn to a fabric skirt, my version is soft, cool on summer nights and very romantic. 

Simple-to-work lace decorates the off the shoulder sleeves and hip, and vertical ladder stitch columns recall the boned ribbing fo the corset, but with none of the constriction.  It is shown here over a flouncy petticoat for still more girly appeal.  Alternatively, leave the skirt off completely for a lacy top to layer over a tank and jeans.